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New Zealand Starts Gun Buyback Program In Response To Christchurch Mosque Shootings

In response to the March shootings that left 51 people dead, the nation's gun buyback program asks owners of now-banned weapons to turn them into police departments for cash. (Image credit: Nick Perry/AP)
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'i Was Pretty Gutted': Neighbor Of New Zealand Pm Admits To Killing Family Cat

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s neighbor, identified only by his first name Chris, has revealed that he mistakenly killed Ardern’s cat “Paddles” while reversing out of his driveway in 2017.

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Study Calls For Moral As Well As Social Values To Be Considered In Rugby Selection Process

According to Sir Graham Henry "better people make better All Blacks," but against what standards are the characters of New Zealand rugby players being judged?

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Google Backs Down After New Zealand Derides It 'don't Be Evil', For Breaching Court Order

Earlier in the week, New Zealand's justice minister Andrew Little deplored Google's disregard of a suppression order related to the high-profile murder case of British backpacker Grace Millane.
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Google Backs Down After New Zealand Murder Case Gaffe

Google agreed Friday to change how it publishes New Zealand news after top officials in Wellington lashed the US tech giant for breaching court suppression orders in a high-profile murder case.
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New Zealand Is Trying To Buy Back The Military-style Weapons It Banned In April. It’s Not So Easy.

The government is facing sobering hurdles over how to enforce the law passed after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
Related topics: Military

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Democratic Debate Memes, Night 2: Grab That Torch, And Call New Zealand - Cnet

Marianne Williamson issues a challenge to NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Kamala Harris and Joe Biden throw down.
Related topics: Debate, Joe Biden

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Report Blames "rotten" Global Drug-control Regime For Epidemic Of Abuse And Death

The Global Commission on Drug Policy, a group comprising 14 former heads of state from countries including Mexico, Portugal and New Zealand, has issued a blockbuster finding about the global system of illegal drug classification: It should be...
Related topics: Portugal

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Kiwi Flash-crashes Overnight After 'fake' Tweet Tricks Algos

Turmoil overnight in FX markets as a false tweet by one large financial news reporting site sparked algo-driven chaos for a few brief seconds. Shortly after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand said it would keep rates on hold Wednesday, Selerity...

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Andrew Yang Surges Behind Trump And Biden In Presidency Betting Market After South Carolina Event

After his performance at the South Carolina Democratic Convention — which is available on YouTube — presidential hopeful Andrew Yang jumped to third place in a betting market for the winner of the 2020 presidential election on PredictIt, a New...
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New Zealand Opens Gun Buyback After Mosque Killings

New Zealand opened a gun buyback scheme Thursday aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons similar to those used in the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed in the hours...

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Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Rocks Indonesia's West Papua - Reports

The quake followed a series of tremors across the Pacific region on Tuesday, including a 6.8-magnitude quake shaking Japan's east coast, and a 6.8-magnitude quake striking south of New Zealand's Kermadec Islands chain.
Related topics: Earthquakes, Indonesia, Japan

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New Zealand Man Sentenced To Prison For Sharing Video Of Christchurch Massacre

A New Zealand court sentenced a business owner to 21 months in prison for sharing a livestreamed Facebook video showing the horrific massacre that left 51 Muslim worshippers dead in Christchurch in March.What are the details?Philip Arps, 44,...
Related topics: World Videos, Facebook, Social Media

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Will Launch On Friday

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new AR game from Pokémon Go developers Niantic, will start rolling out around the world on Friday, according to an official tweet. The game previously launched in beta in Australia and New Zealand. It’s unclear...
Related topics: Harry Potter, Australia

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Official New Zealand Immigration Website Reportedly Published Map With No Israel

The Israel Institute of New Zealand has called for an immediate apology for the offending map, and confirmation that it does not reflect New Zealand government policy.
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New Zealand Judge Sends Neo-nazi To Prison For Sharing Mosque Shooting Video

Enlarge / A photo of Philip Arps that was taken from a Facebook page. (credit: Facebook photo) A New Zealand court today sentenced a man to 21 months in prison for sharing a video of the white-supremacist terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at...
Related topics: World Videos, World Photos, Facebook, Social Media, Terrorism

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Two Light Planes Collide In New Zealand Leaving 2 Pilots Killed - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two light planes collided on Sunday near the Hood Aerodrome not far from Masterton, New Zealand, local media reported.
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Christchurch Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Terrorism And Murder Charges

The man accused of killing 51 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has pleaded not guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of engaging in a terrorist act. The plea raises the distinct...
Related topics: Terrorism

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Suspected New Zealand Mosque Gunman First To Face Country’s Anti-terrorism Law

Brenton Tarrant was expected to follow a court hearing via video prison video link for the March attacks that claimed 51 lives.
Related topics: Terrorism, World Videos

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Parrot World's Endangered Heavyweight Faces New Threat

An unprecedented disease outbreak has pushed the critically endangered kakapo, the world's fattest parrot, closer to extinction, New Zealand scientists said Thursday.

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